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Chairman CDA, Chaudhary Muhammad Ali Randhawa, Leads Discussion on Islamabad Bus Service in Islamabad

Islamabad bus service

Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Chaudhary Muhammad Ali Randhawa, led a pivotal meeting regarding the Islamabad bus service at the CDA headquarters on May 20, 2024.

Islamabad bus service

The meeting was attended by key officials, including Member Engineering, Member Planning and Design, and other senior CDA officers. During the session, it was reported that 30 electric buses have already arrived in Pakistan, with an additional 70 expected shortly. Officials also noted that the tendering process for constructing bus depots at I-9, Tramri Chowk, and Zero Point has been finalized, and contracts will soon be awarded to the lowest bidders.

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Chairman Randhawa emphasized the importance of adhering to a strict timeline for the completion of the bus depots and charging points. He directed that these facilities must be fully operational within the given deadlines. Additionally, Randhawa called for a subsidy plan to support deserving groups, including students and senior citizens. He also suggested extending the bus service route to the diplomatic enclave and urged a comparative analysis with the Punjab Metro Bus Authority (PMA) model to enhance the project’s efficiency.

Randhawa stressed that any delays beyond the established timeline would not be tolerated. He reiterated his commitment to making the Islamabad bus service an exemplary project, ensuring the provision of high-quality travel facilities for citizens.

In related news, the CDA has increased water supply, and stakeholders are advocating for the regulation of trans-fatty acids in foods. Other developments include an educational session at Kauthar College for Women and calls for the government to develop guidelines for respectful language when referencing persons with disabilities. Additionally, there has been a significant drop in smoking rates in Pakistan, highlighting ongoing public health improvements.